On February 13, The Lakeland Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL hosted an amazing event, a “Night to Shine” prom, in Odessa. The prom is a chance for people with disabilities to attend a prom, many of them for the first time ever. Several of the employees from McEnany Roofing attended the local event.
This dance was one of 45 simultaneous Night to Shine prom events in 26 different states, as well as two locations in Uganda and Kenya, sponsored by The Tim Tebow Foundation. More than 7,000 people with special needs dressed up in tuxes and prom gowns, and thousands of volunteers have signed up to make the events happen around the globe.
The vision for this idea came after members of Tebow’s Foundation went to a similar event at a local church. “After seeing the smiles on their faces and the way it impacted their whole family, we were certain this was an event that needed to be shared with the rest of the country,” says Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation.
And the volunteers from McEnany would have to agree! The employees are from left to right: Andrew, Julie D., Dea, Katy and Dan.
To learn more about the Special Needs proms, visit http://www.people.com/article/tim-tebow-organize-proms-special-needs-kids